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Murphy 'torn' between Celtics and Heat

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07:01 AM ET 03.01 | Miami president Pat Riley and Boston general manager Danny Ainge planned to make recruiting pitches to Troy Murphy on Monday night, and the free agent will soon choose between the Eastern Conference rivals, a league source told Yahoo! Sports. "He's still torn," a source close to the process said Monday night.

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March 1, 2011  07:49 AM ET

didn't Celts just buy someone out? Making roster spot available?

March 1, 2011  08:00 AM ET

Just throw a dart at the map and see what team is closer and pick that one.....

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March 1, 2011  08:09 AM ET

Damn the spammers are out today....

March 1, 2011  08:17 AM ET

He should sign with the heat, that's where he'll get the most opportunity due to their garbage front court.

March 1, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Go to Miami, bro. Don't listen to the far-too-many Le-haters.

March 1, 2011  08:23 AM ET
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Stay away from leheat,you'll never touch the ball down there

Players are valued differently based on circumstances. Murphy is a journeyman big body with a little range on his jumpshot and all of a sudden he's the guy to put Miami/ Boston over the top. It's all about the fit. After watching the Heat against NYK the other nite, I'm not sure the South Beach Talents are working off the same page. Survey sez: Boston!

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March 1, 2011  08:53 AM ET

I don't care where he goes

March 1, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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Does anyone really care?

I care... don't ask me why. I never even heard of the guy.

But a big body is always useful

March 1, 2011  09:08 AM ET
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would you want to play w/ someone who says," I'm taking MY talents to Miami...". Or play w/ someone who(Wade) talks to his hand during tight games.... That was so annoying during '10 play-offs, DWade would hit a shot and talk to his hand..... For REAL?! DWade wouldnt have won the '06 play-offs if it weren't for Shaq, House, Walker or Haslem or even an old Mourning....

Hahaha.... I almost forgot about the "talking to the hand". They are silly stars after all. And by the middle of next season, you will forgive LeBron for his ill-advised LeDecision. Why? Because all of the other stars will start to do the same, and you'd have to equally hate them. So, it's just easier to forgive him. Right?

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March 1, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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he def wouldnt choose Detroit, bro.

Wouldnt want him to choose Detroit....We have enough bums on our team

March 1, 2011  09:17 AM ET
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One benefit about Miami is there is no state income tax. So whatever money he makes he will be able to keep more of it.

One benefit to going to Boston is Celtics fans love to cling to the lone white person and if he does anything it is exploded X 50000 on anything a normal black player would do. See Scalabrine, Brian

 
March 1, 2011  09:20 AM ET
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One benefit about Miami is there is no state income tax. So whatever money he makes he will be able to keep more of it.

That was one of the selling points to LeBron in taking a paycut from Cleveland.

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